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Business Leaders Forum Serbia host inaugural CSR Forum

Posted: Thursday 1 April 10, 2.07pm GMT

On the 30th of March, the first conference on corporate social responsibility organized by Business Leaders Forum Serbia and SMart Kolektiv took place in Belgrade.

At the CSR Forum event, visitors had the opportunity to hear a presentation from one of the most eminent CSR practitioners Lord Michael Hastings, Global CSR Director of KPMG, and to attend the “hard talk” discussion of relevant stakeholders from companies, government institutions, civil society, media and international organizations. The participants of the discussion were Mr. Gustavo Navarro (Holcim CEO and BLF President), Mr. David Halley (Head of International Relations Business in the Community), Mr. Ivan Vejvoda (Head of Balkan Trust for Democracy Belgrade Office), Mr. Veran Matic (TV B92 CEO), Mr. Goran Pitic (President of the Board of Directors Societe Generale Bank Srbija) and Lord Michael Hastings as a moderator.

A CSR solutions marketplace was held, presenting both companies’ initiatives and non for profit organizations’ projects. The visitors were also able to participate in workshops (Reporting on CSR activities and Inclusion of employees in company’s CSR programmes) which were led by David Halley, Head of International Relationships at Business in the Community, Maria Jose Subiela, ENGAGE Senior Programme Manager and Andrew Fiddaman, executive director of Youth Business International.

For more information, please visit www.smartkolektiv.org

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